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  • PSN Attack: Sony working with law enforcement, credit card info encrypted but still vulnerable

    Sony is working with law enforcement and a “recognized technology security firm” after hackers gained access to millions of PlayStation Network accounts. In a Q&A posted today on the PlayStation Blog, Sony said the attack on its system and users is a “criminal act and we are pr...

  • PSN Crisis: Sony sued over data breach

    Following yesterday's confirmation of an illegal intrusion into the PlayStation Network, Kristopher Johns of Birmingham, Alabama today sued the electronics giant for failing to take "reasonable care to protect, encrypt, and secure the private and sensitive data of its users." In the l...

  • PSN Crisis: U.S. Senator "demands answers" from Sony

    The ongoing PlayStation Network crisis has come to the attention of U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a democrat from Connecticut, who wrote Sony demanding answers about the data breach. “When a data breach occurs, it is essential that customers be immediately notified about whether and t...

  • Hackers kept Sony in the dark for nearly a week

    It took an outside security firm and days of analysis before Sony learned that user data was stolen, a Sony Computer Entertainment America rep recently told Kotaku. Sony said it originally learned that hackers breached the PlayStation Network on Tuesday, April 19, but it wasn’t until Monda...

  • PSN update: no compensation for PS Plus subscribers, SCEE source reports

    An anonymous source close to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has today told PSU that the company will not offer any form of compensation to PlayStation Plus subscribers for the recent PlayStation Network downtime. PlayStation users have now been offline for six days, with no firm indication of...

  • PSN hackers attacked Admin Dev accounts, services returning in a day or two, SCEE source claims

    A source with close connections to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe reports that the attack to the PlayStation Network may be a bit deeper than originally reported by Sony. According to the source, who wishes to remain anonymous, the PSN sustained a LOIC attack (which created a denial-of-servi...

  • PSN down for maintenance as Anonymous hackers threaten action against Sony

    The PlayStation Network is facing limited accessibility today. The issue, which Sony is currently remaining relatively quiet about, comes after the Anonymous hackers group threatened action against the company for its treatment of GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo. There is no official correlation at this...

  • Sony wins court case against LG, all seized PS3s to be returned

    Sony today defeated LG in The Hague's civil court, reports Dutch gaming website InsideGamer. The Netherlands-based court ordered South Korean technology giant LG to return all 300,000 seized PlayStation 3 consoles. Each day the company fails to return the seized PS3s, it will have to pay a &eur...

  • PS3 firmware v3.60 incoming, includes cloud saving

    In Sony's upcoming v3.60 firmware update, which is set to go live tomorrow, PlayStation 3 gamers will finally be able to store their saved games on the "cloud" (Sony's online servers), Sony today announced. Unfortunately, there's a catch: at the present time, you have to be a PlayStation...

  • North American PSN update; March 8, 2011

    Sony Computer Entertainment America has posted a massive update to the PlayStation Store. The Spring Fever 2011 starts today and with it comes several discounted games. This week’s update also includes demos, classic Disney PSOne games, and tons of add-on content. There is plenty of content he...

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